Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. event helps high school students
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. recently gave 43 high school students a taste of college life with their inaugural event “AVID with the Alphas.”
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. High school students from the North Texas area were selected as part of the program to spend a day with members of the Alphas and gain insight into the benefits of attending a university.
During a three-tier process, students learned how to apply for college, heard first-hand accounts of how to make the transition from high school to college, and participated in the social aspect of college by attending a tailgate with the Alphas
Relius Johnson, a former participant in AVID as well as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and several other organizations on campus, helped put together the event in terms of funding and management.
“We just wanted to get more students aware of college, especially minorities,” Johnson said. “Blacks and Hispanics aren’t going to college. So, we all came together and thought of this program.”
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